Methylmercury exposure associated with reduced productivity in common loons

@article{Burgess2008MethylmercuryEA,
  title={Methylmercury exposure associated with reduced productivity in common loons},
  author={N. M. Burgess and Michael W. Meyer},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={83-91}
}
Methylmercury can impair the reproduction of fish-eating wildlife. We measured lake pH, mercury (Hg) concentrations in small fish, blood Hg levels in adult male, female and juvenile common loons, and loon productivity from 120 lakes in Wisconsin, USA and New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada (Maritimes). Mean lake pH was higher in Wisconsin than in the Maritimes. Body masses of adult loons and Hg concentrations in the blood of loons and in small fish were greater in the Maritimes. Hg levels in… Expand
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